After the Davis High girls provided a sneak preview of what was to come in a win over Buchanan on Thursday, night, the main event on Friday and Saturday was an overwhelming success.
With most of the best water polo teams from throughout Northern California getting together at Schaal Aquatics Center on the UC Davis campus for the Davis Jamboree Ñ a group of games as opposed to atournament Ñ the Blue DevilsÕ 5-0 record wasnÕt the only bright spot
from the weekend.
ÒIt was a huge success,Ó DHS head coach and event organizer Doug Wright said. ÒEvery coach came up to me and said ÔletÕs do it again next year.Õ The weather was great, the officiating was great, everything was a plus.Ó
As good as the event was for all the teams in attendance, the powerful
Devils again showed why they are a cut above. Led by a 16-goal performance by Keelia Houston, Davis improved to 21-1 Ñ its best record through 22 games since 2003 Ñ with two wins on Friday and two more on Saturday.
On Friday, the Blue Devils first defeated Leland, 14-5, with three goals each from Rachel Brooks and Michelle Greenough, and two by Hailey Wright, supporting HoustonÕs six scores. DHS was back in the pool that afternoon, blasting Acalanes, 12-4. In that contest, scorers included Elsie Fullerton with three goals, Zoe Malot with two and Kaitlyn Dawson.
The most competitive game the Devils played was against Menlo Atherton on Saturday morning. But behind six goals and six steals from Houston, and two goals and five steals from Rachel Johnson, Davis won an 11-6 decision.
In DHSÕ final game, goalies Taylor Leuschen (seven blocks) and Haley Cameron (nine stops) got a workout as the Blue Devils downed Los Altos, 14-3. Hannah Levien contributed a goal in that contest.
Notes: DHS plays a league game at Oak Ridge on Wednesday. … About 40 games were played during the Jamboree on Friday and Saturday. … The Davis frosh/soph team also won all five of its games.